MICROPHONE, UNIDIRECTIONAL A micro-
phone with a unidirectional polar pattern, allowing
it to pick up sound from only one direction
MICROPHONE, WIRELESS A standard lavaliere
microphone connected to a battery-powered radio
transmitter that relays a radio signal to a receiver in
the audio control room. Used in productions where
cable-free operations are desired.
MORE A direction typed at the end of a page of copy
to indicate that the story does not end there more
MOTOR DRIVE A mechanical device used with a
35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) camera that fires the
shutter and advances the film for a preset number of
MUSIC BACKGROUND In radio, music that helps
set the mood of a radio program and increases
MUSIC, BRIDGE In radio, music that connects or
bridges together two ideas or thoughts in a radio
MUSIC, FILL In radio, music used to fill time at the
end of a radio program.
MUSIC, THEME In radio, music that helps identify
the subject or character of a radio program.
MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Unimportant
source for information regarding recreation,
intramural and youth programs.
NAMEPLATE The name of a newspaper in large
type at the top of the front page.
NAVSO 5724/1 The Fleet Home Town News Release
Form (Rev. 8-88). The only authorized form for all
home town news releases.
NBS Navy Broadcasting Service. Manages AFRTS
outlets within the DON.
NEC Navy Enlisted Classification. A four-digit
number that indicates a special qualification earned
by an individual.
NEGATIVE A photographic image on film or paper
in which light tones are rendered dark and dark
tones appear light.
NEWS, SOCIAL News that most often deals with the
activities of officers and enlisted wives clubs, the
happenings of the teen-age set, weddings and local
NEWS, SPORTS News that chronicles the activities
of athletic teams, discusses upcoming games and
details the accomplishments of sports figures.
NEWS, SPOT News obtained on the scene of the
event, hence fresh, live news. Usually used to refer
to unexpected events.
NEWS ADVISORY An abbreviated form of a
standard Navy news release intended to get the news
media to cover an event themselves.
NEWS CONFERENCE A meeting between an
official spokesperson and news correspondents
conducted primarily to provide the correspondents
with information necessary to report a news event
accurately, particularly a fleet exercise, special
event or VIP visit. Normally, a news conference is
arranged only when the news is of such magnitude
that it cannot adequately be disseminated through
an official Navy news release.
NEWS PEG The most significant or interesting fact
in a story, usually featured in the first paragraph.
NEWS RELEASE See RELEASE and RELEASE,
STANDARD NAVY NEWS.
NEWSPAPER BROADSHEET See NEWSPAPER,
NEWSPAPER, COMPACT See NEWSPAPER,
NEWSPAPER, FULL-FORMAT A newspaper that
measures 16 or 17 inches wide and 21 to 22 inches
deep (a full metropolitan daily-size newspaper).
NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE-FORMAT A news-
paper about half the size of a tabloid newspaper. It
measures 7 to 8 inches wide and 10 to 11 inches
NEWSPAPER, TABLOID A newspaper that
measures 10 to 12 inches wide and 14 to 18 inches
deep. It is about half the size of a full-format
NMPS Navy Motion Picture Service. Provides most
Navy ships with first-run movies on 1/2-inch Beta
NOTICE A directive of a one-time nature or one that
contains information or action for a brief time only.
A notice usually remains in effect for less than six
months, but is not permitted to remain in effect for
longer than one year.